New Student Orientation

Welcome to NOBTS and Leavell College! We are so excited that God has called you to seminary and that you feel Him leading you to New Orleans. We are committed to giving you the best seminary experience possible, and we believe that orientation is a crucial part of getting you the information you need for a successful seminary experience.

Orientation takes place in two parts: Online Orientation and Campus Orientation.

Online Orientation

After you have been admitted, you will complete Online Orientation in your Student Portal. You must complete this requirement before you are allowed to register for classes.

All new and most returning students are required to complete Online Orientation. We have tried to put only the most crucial information for success at NOBTS and Leavell College in Online Orientation!

Campus Orientation

If you selected our main campus or an extension center as your preferred campus on your application, we also provide you with a campus orientation at your selected site. Extension center students should contact their Extension Center Director for information about when and where campus orientation will take place.

For New Orleans students, campus orientation takes place in a conference format. Orientation will always be held on the Thursday and Friday before classes begin (see the academic calendar for those dates). For the upcoming Fall semester, New Student Orientation will be August 11-12, 2022. During orientation, you will get a chance to meet other students and professors, hear more about your specific degree program, learn about the city of New Orleans, and be encouraged in your pursuit of God's call on your life.

Click Here for more information on Campus Orientation.

Class Registration

Registration takes place after Online Orientation and advising have been completed. Further instructions will be communicated at the end of online orientation, but if you need help, the Registration Procedures tutorial has answers.


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